The University is committed to the health of all staff.
Join one of the programs provided by Active UTAS
The University supports a computer based program called Exertime developed by Human Movement Researchers Drs Dean Cooley and Scott Pederson.
The University offers free Flu Vaccinations to staff annually. The vaccinations are provided by experienced health professionals from an external workplace health provider.
Staff are required to download a consent form, accessed from the external health providers online booking system to give to the health professional before their vaccination. Staff who are concerned about accessing this service are asked to consult with their own medical practioner for advice.
This service is offered to all staff.
A Smoke Free Area Minimum Standard applies to all University premises and workplaces including authorised vehicles and represents the initial step towards delivery smoke-free campuses.
For support and information on smoking cessation visit:
Work-related stress describes the physical, mental and emotional reactions of workers who perceive their work demands exceed their abilities and/or resources to do the work. It occurs when workers feel they are not coping in important situations. WorkCover has released a set of Fact Sheets that describe and give advice in relation to elements of work related stress.
A worker's response to stress may be positive or negative. In the majority of instances, people adjust to stressors and can continue to perform their normal duties. While stress is not a disease, if it becomes excessive and long-lasting it can lead to mental and physical ill-health.
Work-related stress is recognised globally as a major challenge for workers and organisations and increased stress levels can lead to poor performance.
The set of 13 Fact Sheets can be found at: http://www.workcover.nsw.gov.au/formspublications/publications/Pages/work-related-stress.aspx
If you are experiencing work-related stress and need to speak to a professional please access the University's EAP (staff counselling) service. This service is available to all UTas employees and is a confidential service. Details of the service are available on the Work Health & Safety webpage via the link below:
The current Tasmanian Work Health and Safety Legislation details specific requirements for health surveillance:1. Work Health Safety Act 2012 (Section 19 (3)(g)
19. Primary duty of care(g) that the health of workers and the conditions at the workplace are monitored for the purpose of preventing illness or injury of workers arising from the conduct of the business or undertaking
2. Work Health Safety Regulations 2012 for:
Authorised by the Director, Human Resources
18 March, 2014